Just went out for another quick 70 and ran some roads I know well. WHAT a bike.
First off after reading some shift point threads I wanted to make sure I am in very high 3's to mid 4's on shifting. This bike is an animal in the 5-6500 range. I do love the power of the 4.
I am sure some purists is going to say my God son you haven't even broken the bike in yet and are running it hard. Well I was TOLD to! I was told that since the motors are pre run on Dynos, what am I going to do to it? Out of the mouth of the man who is going to service my bike. I trust this man so will run it pretty hard, have not even been close to red line and from six grand to 8 grand in fifth gear on a strait, it is a long way up there to that 8 number
I think I can used to this with some of the things I have coming. The shield is a problem but I may need to adjust to the new position of riding this puts you in, or at least for me.
Did I mention the seat sucks for me? Damn pretty, but I should have ordered the Corbin a month ago
I am having a little trouble getting used to the clutch release and feel, but it was better tonight then coming home yesterday. I am having a bit of trouble getting clean shifts, not getting the throttle closed fast enough for the clutch actuation. Sure I will get it as it, and I, break in. Probably a "Harley Habit" I have to break, and re-learn
I am getting used to stopping and going and that is really not as bad as some complain here, but it put a bug a boo on me so I have a little thing about it. First off from boards to pegs again is a big curve. My above mentioned clutch self induced issues, and then the girth of the bike, made me a bit leery of stop and go, but I will get it.
Also my bike has Metzler's on it so is this the reason for increased pressures I see stated here? I got all but 13,000 out of my last rear on a Metz 880 keeping it at 48-50, the front looked new keeping it at 38-40. Should I follow suite on the LT?
The thing I like the best is the handling it is pretty forgiving and it will allow you to correct with very little effort going in or out of your lines through and out corners. I just need more time in the saddle ( did I mention this one hates my butt) and to become one with the bike.
It is a big jump from a Harley Road Glide to an LT and will take a lot more miles until I trust me enough to ride the bike correctly to it's style and potential. I am giving her hell though...........